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Do they still teach civics in public schools?

Posted on 12/03/2012 8:22:04 PM PST by cradle of freedom

I am just curious to know if public schools are still teaching civics? Do they still teach civics in your public school?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chat; civics; constitution; vanity

1 posted on 12/03/2012 8:22:09 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: cradle of freedom

It’s been replaced by un-civics.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 8:23:19 PM PST by BipolarBob (Riding my stick horse yelling "Woop woop whopm Gangnam Style" & grinning like an idiot.)
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To: cradle of freedom

nope


3 posted on 12/03/2012 8:23:30 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: cradle of freedom

No but there ARE three chapters devoted to the “Progressive Movement” in the American History Textbooks


4 posted on 12/03/2012 8:25:29 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: cradle of freedom

I, as a literature teacher, am teaching Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, which always asks the question “Where does tyranny begin?” and “What should be done about it?”


5 posted on 12/03/2012 8:25:29 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle; Robe

My niece is a Senior. I took a gander at her heavy book on Government class....

it was an Obama-leftist love tome


6 posted on 12/03/2012 8:28:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cradle of freedom

Yes, they are teaching about the four branches of government;

Executive
Legislative
Judicial
Regulatory


7 posted on 12/03/2012 8:30:58 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: GeronL

It’s all like that, but slipping her a copy of “Road to Serfdom” won’t hurt.

I’m still mocked by a few teachers as the guy who taught “The Fountainhead” but my kids all got it. Its about a “ME”topia and not a Utopia.


8 posted on 12/03/2012 8:31:37 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: cradle of freedom

Depends on what you call “Civics”...


9 posted on 12/03/2012 8:33:14 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: cradle of freedom

I’m 53, almost 54 (Dec 24, but don’t don’t tell anybody) and civics was never taught to me or my cohorts

Died out in the 1960’s, I imagine. It’s a shame to, as we should have learned it.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 8:33:27 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: cradle of freedom

No. In fact.....my kids have run for student council and won various positions these past 10 years. Now, they don’t have them. It was a great tool for civics in our home.

Can’t have that ‘competition stuff’, donchyano. Where everyone ‘gets a trophy’.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 8:34:40 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: cradle of freedom

What, exactly, are civics?


12 posted on 12/03/2012 8:46:11 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Robe

No but there ARE three chapters devoted to the “Progressive Movement” in the American History Textbooks”

Which one of the movements? America ca 1856 or Russia ca 1930?

Or now, but they just call it that...These people today just have nihilism dressed up in mock Marxist/Reparation theology with a dash of bs.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 8:46:51 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: KosmicKitty

What the hell is civics. I’m 68 and we never had it and I went to the best schools in Upstate NY....which are cra* now.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 8:48:02 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: andyk

When I was in highschool in the sixties we had a class called *civics*, we had a civics book which explains how the government works, you know like the three branches of government and what they do. We also sometimes had discussions of current events in class.


15 posted on 12/03/2012 8:48:52 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: KosmicKitty
I graduated high school in 1964 and never had a course called "civics." We did have real American history though, where the US was actually one of the good guys.
16 posted on 12/03/2012 8:49:03 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: umgud

The regulatory system is part of the executive branch. Not that any chief executive, or anyone at all really, controls it. Not that they’d want too, anyway.


17 posted on 12/03/2012 8:53:17 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: cradle of freedom

What are you people talking about? Honda still makes Civics. s/


18 posted on 12/03/2012 8:54:02 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: cradle of freedom

Yes, Civics and Economics, making a 98. I love that class.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 8:57:28 PM PST by Epsdude
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To: cradle of freedom

Apparently, you can get all the way through law school with out getting it.


20 posted on 12/03/2012 8:59:31 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: 23 Everest

LOL!;)


21 posted on 12/03/2012 9:01:17 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: cradle of freedom

Ah. In public school in Austin (87-90), we had one semester of US Government, and one semester of Texas State and local government. I also took a class called Street Law, which was pretty sweet. Got to do a ride-along as part of the class.


22 posted on 12/03/2012 9:03:35 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: cradle of freedom

NO civics or math or English because people like this could't understand any of it.

23 posted on 12/03/2012 9:22:06 PM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: cradle of freedom

Yes. My grandkids take it.


24 posted on 12/03/2012 9:26:02 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: cradle of freedom

Civics? Arcane, antique, last-century.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 9:30:46 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: cradle of freedom

My experience matches your description.


26 posted on 12/03/2012 9:33:46 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: KosmicKitty

I’m 53 as well. I took Americanism vs. Communism in public school in Florida. My has that state’s system fallen since then.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 9:36:50 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: cradle of freedom

Anything that reinforces traditional American ideals is no longer taught, by order of the teachers’ bosses; The socialist unions. Producing more Democrat voters is so much easier this way.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 9:41:42 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Sacajaweau

One semester, senior year, intensive study of the Constitution.


29 posted on 12/03/2012 9:57:52 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: cradle of freedom
“Civics”, what be dat? Like a civic center? Whatever bro’. They do teach gender-specific, multi-cultural underwater basket weaving though...
30 posted on 12/03/2012 10:15:01 PM PST by Netz (Netz)
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To: cradle of freedom

We had it at my high school in ‘87. I don’t think very many schools have it now. It shows.


31 posted on 12/03/2012 10:38:27 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: cradle of freedom

Congress needs to eliminate the Department of education, fire everyone that works for it and make public education illegal!!

Public education has destroyed at least 40 years of our society!


32 posted on 12/03/2012 10:49:42 PM PST by dalereed
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To: andyk
"What, exactly, are civics?"

I think it's a little car made by Honda

33 posted on 12/03/2012 11:51:11 PM PST by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: FixitGuy

BTW, does anyone remember American History and POD?


34 posted on 12/03/2012 11:53:01 PM PST by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: andyk

“What, exactly, are civics?”

Small Hondas...


35 posted on 12/04/2012 12:06:35 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: cradle of freedom

The more important question is:

Do they still teach in public schools?


36 posted on 12/04/2012 3:35:29 AM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: jessduntno

The 1856 version all the way up to where gets offed..
they blame it on the Tea Party and Bush .....Just Kidding (8^)


37 posted on 12/04/2012 4:26:57 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: cradle of freedom

I’m retired, and had to look up “civics” to know what it means. It wasn’t taught in my school, and I can’t remember the word being used for many years.

What is the statute of limitations on words not used before they don’t exist any more?


38 posted on 12/04/2012 5:48:47 AM PST by Smorgasbord
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To: FixitGuy; BigCinBigD

Haha, you so funny! :)


39 posted on 12/04/2012 6:06:24 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: cradle of freedom

They are taught teacher’s union values and activism instead.
We have been infiltrated by the left from where the children were supposed to be safe. Russia of the past could not have gotten a better outcome if they had won a war with us.


40 posted on 12/04/2012 6:10:20 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: cradle of freedom
Liberals - good; Conservatives - bad

Starts first day of Kindergarten and goes through college graduation.

41 posted on 12/04/2012 6:46:58 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: cradle of freedom

Any “civics” teaching now would push the Soviet model.


42 posted on 12/04/2012 10:53:23 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: cradle of freedom

I can relate my experience teaching two classes predominantly populated by freshmen. One is principles of economics, the other a seminar on business and society. In my (subjective) experience, almost no students are familiar with checks and balances, the term lengths of federal officials, or the content of the “First Amendment.” A smaller number are prone to pronounce things they don’t like (e.g., differences in pay for men and women) as “unconstitutional” without any knowledge of the document itself. Few of them have heard of John D. Rockefeller, and almost none have heard of Carnegie or Vanderbilt. Even when they have heard of them, they have no idea what these men did, for good or ill. As someone who went to high school in the late 1970s I find this a continuing source of amazement and discouragement.


43 posted on 12/04/2012 11:08:51 AM PST by untenured
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To: untenured

I should add that I am referring to college freshmen.


44 posted on 12/04/2012 11:10:07 AM PST by untenured
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To: cradle of freedom

In NC, we teach a Civics & Economics course as the required 10th-grade social studies class. I taught it for 6 years.


45 posted on 12/04/2012 4:44:04 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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